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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Figure 15.2b.

Percentage of ACT test-taking population meeting college readiness benchmark scores, by race/ethnicity, 2008


Percentage of ACT test-taking population meeting college readiness benchmark scores, by race/ethnicity, 2008

NOTE: College readiness benchmark scores are based on the actual performance of college students and are the minimum ACT subject-area scores associated with a 50 percent chance of earning at least a B or a 75 percent chance of earning at least a C in corresponding college classes. English scores predict performance in English composition, mathematics scores predict performance in algebra, reading scores predict performance in social sciences, and science scores predict performance in biology. Estimates are based on all students who took the ACT assessment during their sophomore, junior, or senior year, and who graduated from high school in the spring of 2008. Test-takers were asked to self-identify a single racial/ethnic group. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: American College Testing Program, ACT National Scores Report, 2008.